The Original High Album Lyrics by Adam Lambert


Adam Lambert Lyrics

The Original High Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Ghost Town

Died last night in my dreams
Walking the streets
Of some old ghost town
I tried to believe
In God and James Dean
But Hollywood sold out

Saw all of the saints
Lock up the gates
I could not enter
Walked into the flames
Called out your name
But there was no answer

And now I know my heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town

Died last night in my dreams
All the machines
Had been disconnected
Time was thrown at the wind
And all of my friends
Had been disaffected

Now, I'm searching for trust
In a city of rust
A city of vampires
Tonight, Elvis is dead
And everyone's spread
And love is a satire

And now I know my heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town

There's no one left in the world
I'm gunslingin'
Don't give a f*ck if I go
Down, down, down
I got a voice in my head that keeps singing
Oh, my heart is a ghost town

My heart is a ghost town
Oh, my heart is a ghost town
(Said, my heart)
My heart is a ghost town
My heart is a ghost town



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The Original High

I got the need for speedin' on a hot night
Pushing 150 just to get a rise
There's no comfort in comfort I need the edge
But the edge keeps drifting it's all in my head
Ooh, remember back in Hollywood
The medication flowing through my veins was you
Yeah, the summer back in Hollywood
The medication, medication

Just let me feel the rush like the first night
Wanna breathe it out cause I'm going out my mind
Gotta feel the touch like the first time
Cause I'm chasing the original high
Chasing the original high [x4]

I'm tryin to buy a fix but there ain't no price
I try to feed the hunger that keeps me up at night
We were on a trip tryna replicate
But the highs I hit just ain't doin it for me
Ooh, remember back in Hollywood
The medication flowing through my veins was you
Yeah, the summer back in Hollywood
The medication, medication

Just let me feel the rush like the first night
Wanna breathe it out cause I'm going out my mind
Gotta feel the touch like the first time
Cause I'm chasing the original high
Chasing the original high [x3]

Oooh, summertime it stays on my mind cause you and me are alive inside
Summertime is stuck on my mind
Summertime it stays on my mind cause you and me never die inside
Summertime is stuck on my mind
Chasing the original high...high...high...high...high...
So high, yeah!

Just let me feel the rush like the first night
Wanna breathe it out cause I'm going out my mind
Gotta feel the touch like the first time
Cause I'm chasing the original high
Chasing the original high [x4]



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Another Lonely Night

Alone in the dark, hole in my heart, turn on the radio
And the words fall out, but they got no place to go
Wasted on you, high on the fumes
Know I should let you go
But the world won't stop
And all I got is your ghost, oh, oh oh

Another day, another lonely night
I would do anything to have you by my side
Another day, another lonely night
Don't wanna throw away another lonely life

No time to sleep, all that I see, are old memories of you
Yeah I try my best, but there's no one left for me to lose
Tear in my eye, I drive through the night, as far as I can from you
And I don't give a f*ck if the sun comes up, yeah
It's just another

Another day, another lonely night
I would do anything to have you by my side
Another day, another lonely night
Don't wanna throw away another lonely life

No I don't give a f*ck if the sun comes up, yeah
It's just another

Another day, another lonely night
I would do anything to have you by my side
Another day, another lonely night
Don't wanna throw away another lonely life



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Underground

When you're gone
When you're gone, it's like I'm in one second in time
I'm frozen
When you're gone
When you're gone, it's like I lost one half of my mind
Stolen

Cause nobody feels you like I do
Nobody kills me like you do
Nothing I take can ever cut through
I'm in trouble
I look at myself and I don't know
How I'm stuck to you like velcro
Can't rip you off and go solo
I'm in trouble

[Chorus x2:]
I'm hooked on how you made
Me hooked, I'm gonna say it straight
I want you, I need you
I want you to take me underground
I'm hooked; I can't cut you off
In my blood; I'm gonna say it now
I want you, I need you
I want you to take me underground

When you go
When you go, it's like I put my life on the line
It's
When you go
When you go, I'm tripping but I'm pretending I'm fine
So dumb

Cause nobody feels you like I do
Nobody kills me like you do
Nothing I take can ever cut through
I'm in trouble
I look at myself and I don't know
How I'm stuck to you like velcro
Can't rip you off and go solo
I'm in trouble

[Chorus x2]

You got me hooked on you
Now I'm in trouble
Trouble, trouble, yeah

[Chorus x2]



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There I Said It

You say you want the truth, but you can't take it
So I give you lies
I give you lies
You say you want the best, but you destroy it
So I keep it inside
I keep it inside

I tell you something
It's a double-edged sword you're giving
And I can't see the truth in living
When we hide with a wall of fear
And you don't see it
It's a twisted dream you believe in
And what's the use in pretending?
Let's make the smoke and mirrors disappear

So there I said it
And I won't apologize to you anymore
Cause I'm a grown-ass man
And I won't live again
And I'm sick and tired of living in your shadows
So there I said it
And I won't apologize to you anymore
Cause I'm a grown-ass man
And I don't understand
Why I should be living in the shadows
So there I said it

You wanna hear my voice, my mind, my demons
But not too much
Or you'll give up

I tell you something
It's a double-edged sword you're giving
And I can't see the truth in living
When we hide with a wall of fear
And you don't see it
It's a twisted dream you believe in
And what's the use in pretending?
Let's make the smoke and mirrors disappear

So there I said it
And I won't apologize to you anymore
Cause I'm a grown-ass man
And I won't live again
And I'm sick and tired of living in your shadows
So there I said it
And I won't apologize to you anymore
Cause I'm a grown-ass man
And I don't understand
Why I should be living in the shadows
So there I said it



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Rumors

[Tove Lo:]
I guess we're in deep
I guess we got higher
You'll never believe
What I heard on the wire
I know it ain't right
It's getting so tired
If we put up a fight
We'll be fueling the fire

[Adam Lambert:]
Oh, cause now all the things that we said and done
Twisted around, turned 'em wrong
Feels like all the love is gone
We lost it
We get stuck up inside our heads
Talk shit 'til we're walking dead
Talk shit 'til we're walking dead (dead dead)

[Adam Lambert & Tove Lo:]
Why do we care about the rumors, baby?
Yeah, why do we care about the rumors, baby?
Oh, cause I don't need to lie to you
You'll never break my heart
Yeah, you'll find the truth here in my arms
So can you tell me why do we care about the rumors, baby?

[Adam Lambert (Tove Lo):]
The envy runs deep
The jealousy down low
It's easy to see
But it's harder to let go
We ain't gonna hide (we ain't gonna hide)
We know what they don't know
A hell of a ride
I swear I'll hold you close

[Adam Lambert & Tove Lo:]
Oh, cause now all the things that we said and done
Twisted around, turned 'em wrong
Feels like all the love is gone
We lost it
We get stuck up inside our heads
Talk shit 'til we're walking dead
Talk shit 'til we're walking dead (dead dead)

[Adam Lambert & Tove Lo:]
Why do we care about the rumors, baby?
Yeah, why do we care about the rumors, baby?
Oh, cause I don't need to lie to you
You'll never break my heart
Yeah, you'll find the truth here in my arms
So can you tell me why do we care about the rumors, baby?

[Tove Lo:]
Try to keep an open heart
Try to just let down your guard
Don't, don't care about the rumors, babe
[Adam Lambert:]
Get out of the gossip game
Get out of the haterade
Don't, don't care about, don't care about
Don't care about the rumors
(Don't care about, don't care about)
Rumors
[Tove Lo:]
Rumors
Don't care about the rumors

[Adam Lambert & Tove Lo:]
Why do we care about the rumors, baby?
Yeah, why do we care about the rumors, baby?
Oh, cause I don't need to lie to you
You'll never break my heart
Yeah, you'll find the truth here in my arms
So can you tell me why do we care about the rumors, baby?



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Evil In The Night

[Chorus:]
My life flashed before my eyes
Razor blade lips and daggers up in your eyes
Baby, your love is a crime
Danger by day, but you're evil in the night
My life flashed before my eyes
Bombs over Broadway, f-fire in the sky
Baby, your love is a crime
Danger by day, but you're evil in the night
Danger by day, but you're evil in the night
Bombs over Broadway, f-fire in the sky

(Hey!)
You lit up like a full moon
Yeah, I heard you were the baddest on the street
(Hey!)
You work it like there's no rules
Little criminal, I'm calling the police

[Pre-Chorus:]
Keep me on a leash tonight
There's nowhere for me to hide
See you on the other side

[Chorus]

(Hey!)
I can tell your heart's cold
Like a fallen angel walking in your sleep
(Hey!)
I guess you're just a lost soul
But when the moon comes out, you turn into a beast

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

Bombs over Broadway, f-fire in the sky



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Lucy

She's off to party with the diamond dogs
From the wrong side of the tracks
Her window's open anytime she's home
But now it's locked up at last

She was bound to break free from the start
Girl got that rebel heart
She's out to rumble, gonna get it on
There ain't no stopping her now

Lucy
Run away
Run away-ay-ay-ay
Run away
Run away-ay-ay-ay
Run away
Run away-ay-ay-ay
Lucy, Lucy
Yeah, yeah

She's off to sell herself in the city bar
Her jaws are loaded for love
She gon' get beaten playing with the dark
Innocence under attack

She was bound to be stabbed in the back
All for some fun in the sack
Now she's alone and got no one to call
Well, no, she ain't turning back

Lucy
Run away
Run away-ay-ay-ay
Run away
Run away-ay-ay-ay
Run away
Run away-ay-ay-ay
Lucy, Lucy
Yeah, yeah

Lucy
Oh, Lucy
Alright
Yeah, yeah
Run away

Lucy
Run away
Run away-ay-ay-ay
Run away
Run away-ay-ay-ay
Run away
Run away-ay-ay-ay
Lucy, Lucy
Yeah, yeah
[x2]

Lucy



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Things I Didn't Say

Maybe I got it wrong
How did I turn you off?
Cause now you're out of my reach
Maybe I played too safe
How did I pull away?
Am I too blinded to see?

I'd been hoping you'd catch up somehow
Like I'm way too far ahead
Every time I think I'm gaining ground
I'm misunderstood again

I thought that I said it
In the things that I didn't say
I thought that you felt it
In the games that I didn't play
So let the record show
I never let you go
Can we get back on track?
Oh, I thought that I said it
In the things that I didn't say

Ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey)
In the things that I didn't say
Ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey)
In the things that I didn't say

What if I shout it out?
What if I take a vow?
Wouldn't you think it's too much?
What do you want from me?
Thought it was going deep
Guess it was never enough

I'd been hoping you'd catch up somehow
Like I'm way too far ahead
Every time I think I'm gaining ground
I'm misunderstood again

I thought that I said it
In the things that I didn't say
I thought that you felt it
In the games that I didn't play
So let the record show
I never let you go
Can we get back on track?
Oh, I thought that I said it
In the things that I didn't say

Ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey)
In the things that I didn't say
Ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey)
In the things that I didn't say

I thought I told you (in the things, in the things)
I thought I told you (in the things, in the things)
I thought I told you (in the things, in the things)
(In the things, in the things)

I thought that I said it
In the things that I didn't say
I thought that you felt it
In the games that I didn't play
So let the record show
I never let you go
Can we get back on track?
Oh, I thought that I said it
In the things that I didn't say

Ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey)
In the things that I didn't say
Ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey), ooh-ooh (hey hey)
In the things that I didn't say



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The Light

I'm the rush of a bleeding heart
I'm the bruise of a rough start
I'm the dust that ignites the spark
Oh, man, I was dark
They say that I'm blue like the night sky
That I'm too weird to live, too rare to die
I tried to blow my mind a million times
But I got a light

And it's burning still
And it's burning still
Yeah, it's burning still
And it's burning
I am the light
I am the light
The light, the light, the light, the light, the light

I am the fire and you are the rain
Washing me out, you drown my flame
I am the fire and you are the rain
Washing me out
I am the fire and you are the rain
Washing me out, you drown my flame
I am the fire and you are the rain
Washing me out

I'm a prisoner on the run
I am the moon that reflects the sun
I am unbeaten and I am unwon
Oh, man, I was alone
They say that I knew that I'm never green
That I will rage against the machine
I am never something in between
But I got a light

And it's burning still
And it's burning still
Yeah, it's burning still
And it's burning
I am the light
I am the light
The light, the light, the light, the light, the light

I am the fire and you are the rain
Washing me out, you drown my flame
I am the fire and you are the rain
Washing me out
I am the fire and you are the rain
Washing me out, you drown my flame
I am the fire and you are the rain
Washing me out

I am the fire
I am the light, the light, the light, the light, the light, the light



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Heavy Fire

I'll be trying too hard when I already lost
I can't bet on these cards cause I know what they'll cost
If I get a scent that's meant to trip my reason
I'm sold, I can't be told to pass what I had last

I don't wanna get down in the flame
Why you gotta make me play this game?
Just like a honest liar
Taking on heavy fire
I don't wanna melt down in the heat
Like I got the devil at my feet
Just like a funeral pyre
Taking on heavy fire

So give it to me, throw me some shade
Why can't I see this conclusion I've saved?
When I think about the doubt that I depend on
I'm sold, I can't be told to pass what I had last

I don't wanna get down in the flame
Why you gotta make me play this game?
Just like a honest liar
Taking on heavy fire
I don't wanna melt down in the heat
Like I got the devil at my feet
Just like a funeral pyre
Taking on heavy fire

Feel like an honest liar
Taking on a heavy fire

I feel so complete
Just like an honest liar
Taking on heavy fire



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After Hours

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Gotta get out
Gotta get outside
I gotta get outside of my mind
Before I rip it out
I'm on a drive
I'm on a nightdrive
I gotta take a little trip, get twisted
And ride it out

Always after hours
I'm burning wet lies
Always after hours
Late night, power
I feel it at the wheel
Always after hours
I'm burning bad lies
Always after hours
Late night, power
I feel it at the wheel

I'm on drive
I'm on a nightdrive
I gotta get take a little trip, get twisted
And ride it out

Always after hours
I'm burning wet lies
Always after hours
Late night, power
I feel it at the wheel
Always after hours
I'm burning bad lies
Always after hours
Late night, power
I feel it at the wheel



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Shame

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

See, by now I would have learnt just how you love to hurt me
Before I get a chance to speak you're convinced I'm guilty

God knows I've been a very bad boy
You've been telling me
You've been telling me
But God knows I didn't break your toys
But you're blaming me
You're galling me

I feel thrown out the window
You seem to enjoy
You don't have to be so,
So hard on your boy
You don't have to be so
So search and destroy
I feel thrown out the window
You're too hard on your boy
You're too hard on your boy

Now, I don't mind a little pain when I've really earned it yeah
But you got me whipped and chained when I don't deserve it

God knows I've been a very bad boy
You've been telling me
You've been telling me
But God knows I didn't break your toys
But you're blaming me
You're galling me

I feel thrown out the window
You seem to enjoy
You don't have to be so,
So hard on your boy
You don't have to be so
So search and destroy
I feel thrown out the window
You're too hard on your boy
You're too hard on your boy

A shame, a shame
It's a damn
Shame
A shame, a shame
It's a damn
Shame

Ashamed, ashamed
You've got me
Ashamed
Ashamed, ashamed
You've got me
Ashamed

I feel thrown out the window
You seem to enjoy
You don't have to be so,
So hard on your boy
You don't have to be so
So search and destroy
I feel thrown out the window
You're too hard on your boy

I feel
Ashamed, ashamed
You've got me
Ashamed
Ashamed, ashamed
You've got me
Ashamed



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These Boys

(Deluxe Edition Bonus Track)

Ooh, you think I'm calling stupid, stupid
Mmm, where you think bigger trying prove it, prove it.
Ohhh, you think really such a slip ring run up
Who keep on time talking you be gonna, yeah

These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys wanna have a go, who you calling clown
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys gonna get in close, so close

We're listening to radio and let it go
Listening to radio and let it go
Listening to radio and let it go
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys can't slow me down

So you think you quite fighter, fighter
Mmm, but you looking more like a crier, crier
Ooh, but you're think really quite the standard
But you're just like a rest go ahead and take a number
Yeah

These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys wanna have a go, who you calling clown
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys gonna get in close, so close

We're listening to radio and let it go
Listening to radio and let it go
Listening to radio and let it go
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys can't slow me down

Slow me down, slow me down, oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh
Slow me down, slow me down oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh
Slow me down, slow me down, oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh
Slow me down, slow me down,
These boys can't slow me down

Take the breast, gotta take the breast
so I don't lose my composer,
I see the edge, I can see the edge
Man I feel I getting closer, closer

These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys wanna have a go, who you calling clown
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys gonna get in close, so close

We're listening to radio and let it go
Listening to radio and let it go
(Listening to the, listening to the)
Listening to radio and let it go
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
These boys, these boys can't slow me down
(Slow me down)

Slow me down, slow me down, oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh
Slow me down, slow me down oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh
Slow me down, slow me down, oh-oh-oh-oh-ooh
We're listening to radio and let it go
These boys can't slow me down
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